Assistant Internships are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as assistant internships in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since assistant internships are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where assistant internships have it the best: where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.
To that end, we dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which states have the best opportunities for assistant internships.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s assistant internships:
So there you have it — Community And Social Service Specialists, All Other is the best of the best when it comes to being an assistant internship.
How did Community And Social Service Specialists, All Other end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for assistant internships and for more on the top ten states.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:
Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:
So in order to find out the best states for assistant internships in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well assistant internships get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2016:
To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across states, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.
Applying this standardization allows us to account for that fact that it costs more to live in certain in states. For example, the average salary for assistant internships in California is $51,870 and the average salary in Illinois is $39,610, but the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.
In order to develop and overall ranking, we ranked each state for each criteria from 1 to 50 where 1 was the best.
We then averaged all the rankings for a state into a Job Score with the state having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best state for assistant internships in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for assistant internships.
Total Jobs: 10,060
Average Annual Salary: $45,500
Average Entry Level Salary: $28,590
Average Experienced Salary: $68,780
Location Quotient: 1.87
Total Jobs: 1,820
Average Annual Salary: $54,210
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,700
Average Experienced Salary: $74,320
Location Quotient: 0.74
Total Jobs: 1,230
Average Annual Salary: $39,780
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,810
Average Experienced Salary: $63,190
Location Quotient: 1.37
Total Jobs: 140
Average Annual Salary: $50,010
Average Entry Level Salary: $31,450
Average Experienced Salary: $63,220
Location Quotient: 0.75
Total Jobs: 3,660
Average Annual Salary: $45,320
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,640
Average Experienced Salary: $71,520
Location Quotient: 1.99
Total Jobs: 2,570
Average Annual Salary: $44,850
Average Entry Level Salary: $31,560
Average Experienced Salary: $61,250
Location Quotient: 0.93
Total Jobs: 1,370
Average Annual Salary: $51,840
Average Entry Level Salary: $28,880
Average Experienced Salary: $81,380
Location Quotient: 0.36
Total Jobs: 650
Average Annual Salary: $42,080
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,160
Average Experienced Salary: $54,080
Location Quotient: 1.02
Total Jobs: 2,940
Average Annual Salary: $55,430
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,110
Average Experienced Salary: $77,250
Location Quotient: 1.14
Total Jobs: 110
Average Annual Salary: $47,370
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,900
Average Experienced Salary: $64,270
Location Quotient: 0.41
If you’re looking to start out your career as an assistant internship these are the states that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.
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